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22 January, 2020  // Russia ranks 134th out of 165 countries in the Democracy Index 2019 compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Russia still remains in the list of countries with authoritarian regimes and no improvements are expected in the near future (2020-2024).

19 January, 2020  // In 2019, according to AUTOSTAT, the most popular new foreign cars in Russia were: KIA Rio (92.5 thousand, -7.7% than in 2018), Hyundai Creta (71.5, +5.8%), Hyundai Solaris (58.7, -10.5%), VW Polo (56.1, -5.6%), Renault Duster (39, -5.7%), VW Tiguan (37,2, +11.1%), Renault Logan (35.4, +16.9%), Skoda Rapid (35.1, +0.1%), KIA Sportage (34.4, +5.2%), and Toyota Camry (34, +0.9%).

12 January, 2020  // The climate in Russia is rapidly changing. Over the past 30 years, the average annual temperature increased by 1-1.5 degrees Celsius. In Moscow, the average January temperature rose by 2 degrees. Russia is warming about 2.5 times faster than the entire planet because its land area significantly exceeds its water surface.

19 December, 2019  // On December 19, 2019, in Pevek, the northernmost city of Russia located in the Chukotka Autonomous Region, the floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" began to supply electricity to the local grid. Thus, the number of operating nuclear power plants in Russia increased from 10 to 11.

28 November, 2019  // According to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the number of foreigners studying Russian almost halved since the collapse of the USSR, from 74.6 million (1991) to 38.2 million (2018). Excluding the former USSR countries, this number fell from 20 million to just over 1 million. Today, about 235 million people around the world speak Russian.

8 November, 2019  // In 2019, according to Rosstat, 12% of Russians live a healthy life: don't smoke, eat enough fruits/vegetables, have regular exercise, drink little. Leaders: Ingushetia (49%), Adygea (28.8%), Chuvashia (25%). Outsiders: Chukotka (0.4%), Tuva (1%), Nenets Autonomous Okrug (2.1%). Moscow - 8.8%, St. Petersburg - 6.8%.

18 October, 2019  // According to Rosstat, in Q1-Q3 2019, the natural decline in the population of Russia amounted to 219.2 thousand people, in Q1-Q3 2018 - 169.1 thousand. At the same time, the migration inflow doubled: from 84.4 thousand to 166.7 thousand during the same time period, which offset the population losses by 76%.

2 October, 2019  // From 2003 to 2016, according to The World Health Organization, alcohol consumption per capita in Russia decreased by 43%. In 2003-2018, mortality from all causes decreased by 39% among men and 36% among women, the average life expectancy reached a historic maximum: almost 68 years for men and 78 years for women.

18 September, 2019  // According to the insurance company Rosgosstrakh Life and Otkritie Bank, 59% of Russians don't make savings. Of those who do it, most keep savings in cash (59%) or in banks (30%), 9% invest in financial instruments. At the end of 2018, the average per capita income of Russians was about 33,000 rubles per month (500 USD).

8 September, 2019  // According to the Ministry of Nature, Russia ranks 4th in the world in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. In 2017, China was the leader - 27.6%, followed by the US (15.2%), India (7.0%), Russia (4.6%), Japan (3.5%). 2018 was the ninth warmest year for Russia since 1936 - the averaged average annual air temperature anomaly was +1.58 degrees Celsius.

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